Candice advocates for institutional equity by shedding light on understudied populations in postsecondary institutions. Her research interests are informed by the intersections of race, class, and gender of faculty and administrators. Candice’s dissertation examined the narratives of Black women who are academic administrators at research-intensive, predominately White institutions and the types of capital Black women acquire and cultivate to advance in the academy.
Alexis Braly James is the Founder & CEO of Construct the Present. She is a longtime educator and activist. Her current activism is focused on leadership development, employer support, and advancing social justice across the nation. Being born and raised in Oregon has created an enduring and unconditional love for the state and a desire to see our communities manifest our social justice dreams.
Alicia R. Moore has over ten years of experience in Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement. She is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce. Her specific interests include creating D&I infrastructures, designing high-impact training programs that focus on competency building around diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence and “meeting people where they are” in their journey. A graduate of both Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University, Alicia holds undergraduate degrees in Communications and Sociology, and she received her MBA.